Body found near Santa Fe cemetery; suspect in custody
Posted at: 09/11/2013 12:14 PM
| Updated at: 09/11/2013 2:07 PM
By: Elizabeth Reed, KOB.com
Orlando Yazzie, 37.
SANTA FE -- Less than 24 hours after a man's body was discovered near a Santa Fe cemetery, police say they have a suspect in custody.
Officers arrested 37-year-old Orlando Yazzie on a charge of murder. According to Santa Fe police, Yazzie admitted he had been fighting with the victim and kicked him in the head three times because the man was "mouthing off" and "being racial."
The victim's body was found at the cemetery on Tuesday. His identity is not being released pending notification of next of kin.
Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the fight.
Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Santa Fe police at (505)-428-3710.